Azerbaijan to monitor Karabakh separatists' possible participation in music festival
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.6
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Azerbaijani embassy in Russia has been instructed to prevent the possible participation of a team from Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region at the international KiViN 2015 music festival.
"Azerbaijani embassy in Russia has been instructed to study the issue of possible participation of a team from the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region at KiViN 2015 international festival as a separate team and to take necessary measures in case of confirmation of this information," acting spokesperson of Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Hikmet Hajiyev told Trend on Nov.6.
The international KiViN 2015 festival of KVN teams will be held in Russia's Sochi city in January 2015. KVN (Club of the Funny and Inventive) is a Russian humor TV show and competition where teams (usually college students) compete by giving funny answers to questions and showing prepared sketches.
The team has already been registered for participation in the festival, according to the official website of the International KVN Union.
"Armenia takes provocative actions with such groundless steps," Hajiyev said. "It should hold a more constructive position on the settlement of the conflict, instead of carrying out such paltry activities."
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Edited by SI